West Hollywood & Sunset Strip
West Hollywood is the unofficial capital of diversity in Southern California. The area is known for its innovative approaches in both design and entertainment.
Weho, as West Hollywood is often referred to, is a relatively new city having just become incorporated in 1984. It is surrounded by the Hollywood Hills to the north, Hollywood to the east, the Fairfax district to the southeast, Beverly Grove to the southwest, and Beverly Hills to the west. This makes the area extremely diverse in geography and culture.
Walkscore named West Hollywood the most walkable city in California, which is perfect for when you and your family want to explore the city’s attractions on foot. The Sunset Strip, Melrose, Robertson and Santa Monica Boulevard, all located within the city’s limits, are home to world famous music venues (The Viper Room, The House of Blues, Whisky A Go Go), restaurants (Sur, Dan Tanas, The Rainbow Room), and fantastic shopping (Dash, Kitson). Every year the city shuts down it’s streets to host its West Hollywood Halloween Carnival and the Sunset Strip Music Festival, which are some of the biggest events in all of Los Angeles.
Homes in the city vary in size and style. The homes in the flat parts of West Hollywood tend to be smaller, while those in the hills usually come with plenty of room and breathtaking views.
Multiple elementary, middle, and high schools serve the children of the West Hollywood area. There are also three private schools within the neighborhood.
Architecture enthusiasts will fall in love with the design of the West Hollywood Library and the Pacific Design Center, a facility for the city’s design community.
In a study conducted by the city, 90% of the people who responded “rated their quality of life as excellent or good, citing pedestrian orientation, central location, safe and quiet, near amenities and clean and well-kept as some of the things they like best about living in West Hollywood.”